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Hi I am sorry your baby is not feeling well! Can you please fill this out so everyone can give the best advice possible? Thank you and I hope we can figure out what is happening with your baby!

Many illnesses can be traced to water conditions. Your water-changing schedule is the most important element in diagnosing. Please be honest.

Housing:
How many gallons is your tank?
Does it have a filter?
Does it have a heater?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind?

Food:
What food brand do you use?
Do you feed flakes or pellets?
Freeze-dried?
How often do you feed your Betta? How much?

Maintenance:
Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change?
What percentage of water did you change?
What is the source of your water?
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water?
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner?

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness (GH):
Alkalinity (KH):

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms?
How has your Betta’s appearance changed?
How has your Betta’s behavior changed?
Is your Betta still eating?
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how?
Does your Betta have any history of being ill?
How long have you owned your Betta?
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased?

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And no, it doesn't look like fin rot.
 

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Housing:

How many gallons is your tank? 3.5 gal

Does it have a filter? Yes

Does it have a heater? Yes

What temperature is your tank? 78

Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No

Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No


Food:

What food brand do you use? Fluval

Do you feed flakes or pellets? Pellets

Freeze-dried? No

How often do you feed your Betta? How much? Once a day, 3 pellets per feed


Maintenance:

Before your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? Once a week

What percentage of water did you change? 25%

What is the source of your water? Conditioned tap

Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum substrate

What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Nutrofin betta plus conditioner


Water Parameters

I have been using test strips but I don’t think they are accurate - my ammonia has been testing at 0 but I didn’t learn about tank cycling until after I got my fish and put him in the tank. Not sure why my ammonia is still reading at 0

Ammonia: 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: 0

pH: 7.8

Hardness (GH): 300

Alkalinity (KH): 120

Symptoms and Treatment:

When did you first notice the symptoms? A few days ago

How has your Betta’s appearance changed? His fins are more clamped and starting to fray and have some white streaks

How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Lethargic, not eating well, stays in top corner of the tank on his beta bed

Is your Betta still eating? Not consistently - spits out pellets and won't eat them from the surface of the water, only after they begin to sink

Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? No

Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No

How long have you owned your Betta? 2 weeks

Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No
 
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